22 Ultimate Orzo Recipes

Orzo can be reimagined so many different ways! Serve it cold in a pasta salad or hot in a cheesy risotto-style dish. Trust us when we say that this is a weeknight meal staple that never disappoints.

Confetti Orzo Salad

“I made this as written and it turned out delicious! It was light and perfect for dinner since it’s been so hot lately. I like how versatile it is. You can add whatever veggies you have on hand! I can’t wait to make it again.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Greek Orzo Salad With Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts

"This was very good and a hit at the potluck for which I prepared it.”

-Chef Romano-Clarke

Orzo, Grape & Pistachio Salad

"This is my new favorite go-to salad! It's so delicious. I love that there aren't a lot of ingredients and it just gets better the longer it sits, so it's perfect for making ahead of time.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Orzo with Parmesan & Basil

“This is my new favorite side dish! This was delish. My husband and I both loved it.”

-Sky Hostess

Risotto-Style Lemony Chicken & Scallion Orzo

“A quick, tasty dish influenced by the flavors of Greek cuisine. Easy, different and a great way to use up leftover chicken!”


Summery Chopped Orzo Salad

"This was a great salad, especially the more it marinated! Great for taking in my lunch to work."


Baked Shrimp Orzo With Chickpeas, Lemon & Dill

“Shrimp and orzo make for a simple and flavorful dinner duo.”


Orzo Pasta, Spicy Tomato Sauce & Feta

An Italian dish that is both light and fully satisfying. The orzo serves as typical pasta with tomato sauce, yet the feta brings a twist of Greek to the table.

Basil Shrimp with Feta & Orzo

“This is so light and tasty! Perfect for summer nights or lunch with friends.”


Creamy Italian Chicken & Orzo Skillet

“Deliciously good! My husband loved it, and normally he wouldn’t like something like this. A big hit and super easy.”


Butternut Squash Orzo

“This is delicious! I added nutmeg and used arugula instead of basil.”

-Moira K.

Shrimp With Orzo, Olives & Feta

“A delicious dinner and meal! Yesterday I made my family very happy with this.”


Tuna Spinach Orzo Salad

“This is super yummy! The ingredients and measurements can be adjusted to your liking. This can be eaten warm or cold and makes for great leftovers!”


Zippity Do Da Orzo Salad

"This was a lovely salad and a change from the usual macaroni salad. It was better the next day and I would recommend making it the night before a party."


Carrot Orzo

“Sometimes you can look at a recipe and know you’re going to love it — that was exactly the case with this one. I’ve eyed it up for months and finally gave it a try. Boy am I glad I did! I loved it and it will be in my regular rotation.”


Parmesan & Basil Orzo

“A great recipe. So easy, and it ends up with a risotto-style texture.”


Greek Orzo Bake

"It was delicious and very easy. I've already made it a second time and I'm sure I'll make it again."


Orzo With Lemon & Parsley

"This is my go-to orzo recipe because it compliments and upgrades so many dishes. I often use this alongside various quiches or vegetable pies.”


Orzo Garden Medley

"I just opened a new restaurant and this was a very well liked special added!"


Orzo With Blue Cheese & Walnuts

“My youngest swore she didn’t like orzo, blue cheese or walnuts. I smiled and waited for her to realize that there was something delicious in her mouth!”


Roasted Corn & Orzo Salad With Cilantro Pesto

“A very tasty orzo salad using all kinds of fresh ingredients. I tightly packed my cilantro and it made for a pretty strong pesto. Very enjoyable!”


Pressure Cooker Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

"This is my go-to recipe for this soul-soothing soup. Simple and delicious, the bright lemony flavor is a hit with anyone who tries it."